With over 25 years of industry experience, most recently as a Senior Vice President at Crown Golf Properties, Matt has seen and done it all. At Crown, he was responsible for the development and operation of every major management contract. As a testament to his standing among his peers, Matt is frequently quoted in trade publications and even the Wall Street Journal. An avid traveler, golfer and angler, Matt has missed putts and lost trophy-sized fish in 21 countries on 4 continents and in 36 of the 50 states.
Mike Shaw, President, Partner
As a finance guru with backgrounds in both commercial real estate and golf facility management, it would be easy to think Mike’s skills are limited to shuffling papers and doing long division for the fun of it. Not true one bit! Mike has spent years studying and overseeing progressive turf management techniques as a well respected course superintendent. This makes him a real deal, one-of-a-kind asset both in the office and in the field.
John Rader, Chief Operating Officer, Partner
As General Manger of New Berlin Hills Golf Course, John and his team had the privilege of joining Green Golf Partners in April 2011. John started his career at the century-old course in 1995 as a Pro Shop Attendant and has developed his knowledge and love of the game and business for the last 18 years. He has worked his way up to General Manager is excited and honored to serve as COO with Green Golf Partners.
Zack Vervaecke, PGA, SVP Operations, Partner
Zack joined Green Golf Partners in 2007 as Head Professional at Jester Park Golf Course in Granger, Iowa. Since then he has moved up the ranks to General Manager and Regional Vice President. His 9 years of industry experience from private and public facilities provide insight into the inner workings of today’s ever growing PGA Golf Professional. Zack will be instrumental for bridging the gap between ownership and field personnel.
Mike Leary, SVP Finance & Administration, Partner
Mike joined the Green Golf Partners team in 2012 after spending 7 years working with Matt McIntee at Crown Golf. Mike has a degree in Economics from the University of Dayton. From balancing budgets to predicting revenues and expenses, Mike has the financial aspects of GGP managed courses under control. Apart from his skills with numbers, Mike is super handy at GGP Headquarters when it comes to fixing garbage disposals, hanging pictures or pulling co-worker’s vehicles out of the snow.
Dave McDaniel, Chief Business Strategist, Partner
Dave is a CPA, has been in public accounting for over 35 years, and continues as a partner in a regional CPA firm. Dave is no stranger to Green Golf Partners having been their outside CPA since their inception. In addition to his strategic management advisory role with Green Golf Partners, Dave will be working on a wide variety of financial topics including financial statement analysis, budgeting, business and tax planning and succession planning. Dave is an avid golfer so he brings a player’s and club member’s perspective to Green Golf Partners in addition to business analysis.
Gordon Moebius, SVP HR, Partner
Gordon brings many years of experience in HR as well as customer service to the team. Gordon developed a management training program for the fast growing ATA Airlines Inc. After retiring from ATA, he took his love of the game of golf behind the counter and worked in the Pro Shop at Twin Bridges Golf Club. During this time, Gordon was able to see the changing face of the golf industry and now lends his expertise to the ever growing Green Golf Partners. Gordon is fine tuning the policies and procedures to ensure a pleasurable work experience for all Green Golf associates.
Phil Webb, Director of Business Development, Partner
Philip grew up in the golf business. He has work in and on all fascist of golf Resort, Public and Private. Philip did step away from the business side of golf to start and grow three companies from the ground up. He has always maintained his love of the business and the game. He has sold a few of his companies and has joined our team. More than anything he loves to build companies and creates new business.